Jodhpur resident Purushottam Sharma had another complaint. He argued that "Ravana is the son-in-law of Jodhpur and keeping his effigy in a Police Thana is an insult to the people of Jodhpur".
Sarkar said the crowd was wearing masks and there was frequent announcements on mike asking people to maintain social distancing norms.
In Jeypore, celebrations were muted as the ceremonial lathi procession on Bijaya Dashami was banned in view of the Covid-19 crisis.
Dasara has never ranked on top of my list of favourite festivals. I prefer action-packed festivals like Diwali and Holi.
The officials said the true impact of the celebrations could be gauged only after the coming two weeks.
Even at places where the effigies of Ravana, Kumbhakaran and Meghnad were torched, organisers opted for smaller effigies this year.
In her message on Dussehra, Sonia Gandhi extended good wishes to all.
As per environmental norms, these effigies contain green crackers and will be set on fire later this evening.
Earlier today, Prime Minister Narendra Modi has extended wishes to his countrymen on Mahanavami, the ninth day of Navratri festival.
The tradition of worshipping Ravan for his "intelligence and ascetic qualities" has been going on in Sangola village here for the last 200 years, claim locals.
Similar was the scene in Borrigumma where locals crowded one of the pandals throwing social distancing norms to winds.
Gold prices were on Friday ruling at around Rs 49,200-51,000 per 10 grams in the domestic market, while in the international market, it was at USD 1,908 an ounce.
Planning to keep the Navratri fast? Keep in mind these tips while you do so.
Numbers of buyers in Bhubaneswar and their purchasing capacity is at an all time low due to the pandemic-induced economic crisis.
While Dussehra fairs have been banned in capital Dehradun, hte 95th foundation course for the fresh batch of civil servants commenced from Tuesday.